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2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Jaime on Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:56 pm

So we have a few confirmed already:

Brazil vs Chile

Netherlands vs Mexico

Colombia vs Uruguay

Costa Rica vs Greece

Argentina vs Switzerland

France vs Nigeria

Germany vs Algeria

Belgium vs USA

I'm guessing that Algeria will make it. Ale


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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Antarion on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:00 pm

Looks tasty, but was to be expected after the draw of group B.
Hoped for Spain/Ned vs Brazil, so MAYBE Brazil got lucky here even when they are saying Chile is the worst choice for them.

Lets see if Chile is really that good or if the game against netherlands was their real face. Then i guess Brazil will do the job.

I didn't rate Mexico before this tournament, but their performances were really good. Still giving Netherlands an edge here.
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Axeslammer on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:09 pm

Chile has no height and not enough fitness (struggled last 15 minutes in *every* group match) : should be a free pass to the QF for Brazil.

The other match looks more interesting, although :

Mexico has a huge crowd roaring it on and they're playing in familiar conditions (somewhere in the jungle at 13:00) : those are two big plusses for a side that doesn't look to have a weak spot to begin with. Only downside is (that I can see) that they don't have a proven weapon.

Looks like two grinding teams duking it out.....but we've thought that before this WC and were treated to 4+ goals...

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Post by 110% on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:25 pm

Brazil and Netherlands I reckon.

Brazil: neymar and/or ref to decide it

Netherlands: Mexico have defended well but they haven't come up against an attacking player as good as Robben yet.
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by debaser on Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:08 pm

Brazil, Netherlands, Colombia, Costa Rica please. though I wouldn't mind Chile taking out Brazil.

mainly hoping for entertaining games and Uruguay to be eliminated Smile
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Rosicky on Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:14 pm

Holland vs Mexico/Greece/Costa Rica.

Easiest path to the semis ever ?
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Post by Fey on Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:24 pm

Germany in 2002? Also Mexico and Costa Rica are actually good.

Fancy flags jaime!

Euroshite like Greece  Biggrin  <Ale>
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Post by mongrel hawk on Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:49 am

Rosicky wrote:Holland vs Mexico/Greece/Costa Rica.

Easiest path to the semis ever ?

Do you think Mexico's gonna be easy?
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Puro on Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:57 am

Ssshhh, Todo.  Biggrin <Ale> 
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Post by mongrel hawk on Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:18 am

Puro wrote:Ssshhh, Todo.  Biggrin <Ale> 

 Very Happy 

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Post by 110% on Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:02 am

Fey wrote:Germany in 2002? Also Mexico and Costa Rica are actually good.

Fancy flags jaime!

Euroshite like Greece  Biggrin  <Ale>


As well as Mexico and Costa Rica have played, it's pretty clear who you'd rather face. If there is a choice between Brazil, Germany, France, Argentina etc. or Mexico, Greece, Costa Rica then of course it is an "easier" path but there are no easy games.
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Antarion on Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:22 am

If somebody forces me to place a bet on the semis this would be my choice;:

Argentina - Netherlands
France - Brazil


just a feeling after watching the group stages so far. Unless Germany can get their shit together we will get thumbed by France at the latest.


Costa Rica vs Greece  Smile  What a game that will be
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Post by ERIK LAMELA on Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:24 am

Antarion wrote:If somebody forces me to place a bet on the semis this would be my choice;:

Argentina - Netherlands
France - Brazil


just a feeling after watching the group stages so far. Unless Germany can get their shit together we will get thumbed by France at the latest.


Costa Rica vs Greece  Smile  What a game that will be


Germany will DOMILIATE France, and Argentina will be lucky to beat Switzerland.

I would not be surprised to see the Netherlands and Chile or Colombia meet in the final.
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Antarion on Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:28 am

ERIK LAMELA wrote:
Antarion wrote:If somebody forces me to place a bet on the semis this would be my choice;:

Argentina - Netherlands
France - Brazil


just a feeling after watching the group stages so far. Unless Germany can get their shit together we will get thumbed by France at the latest.


Costa Rica vs Greece  Smile   What a game that will be


Germany will DOMILIATE France, and Argentina will be lucky to beat Switzerland.

I would not be surprised to see the Netherlands and Chile or Colombia meet in the final.

Everything seems possible in this crazy cup. And every S team has a good shot at the title. Stranger Coap Americas have happened.
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Axeslammer on Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:01 pm

ERIK LAMELA wrote:

Germany will DOMILIATE France, and Argentina will be lucky to beat Switzerland.

I would not be surprised to see the Netherlands and Chile or Colombia meet in the final.

Netherlands or no Netherlands : Colombia in the final would be great !

Most pleasing on the eyes of all teams so far IMO Ale
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by debaser on Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:59 pm

yep I'm definitely supporting Colombia. had a soft spot for them since Valderrama days. if they go out to the U-c**ts, I'll probably cry.
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Post by Deluded F*ck™ on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:35 pm

debaser wrote:yep I'm definitely supporting Colombia. had a soft spot for them since Valderrama days. if they go out to the U-c**ts, I'll probably cry.

 <Ale> 

They are a team that seem to enjoy playing alongside one another as well. Great celebrations too.
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Post by mongrel hawk on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:49 pm

Antarion wrote:If somebody forces me to place a bet on the semis this would be my choice;:

Argentina - Mexico
Germany - Brazil (or Uruguay)
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Post by mongrel hawk on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:53 pm

debaser wrote:yep I'm definitely supporting Colombia. had a soft spot for them since Valderrama days. if they go out to the U-c**ts, I'll probably cry.

Colombia has been the best South American up to now, and of course they can reach the semis. But Colombia, as well as Chile, fear Brazil. Uruguay don't. Uruguay has the worst football of the 4 S Americans on the same side, but they are the more competitive IMO. They always grow against Brazil.

Brazilians know that. Before the Confed semis, Zico said Uruguay would be much more tough to beat than Spain in the final. Zico played many times against Uruguayans and he knew what he was talking about. They almost kicked us out.

Besides, South American football is very emotional. A Brazil-Uruguay game will bring back the cultural memories of 1950. Uruguay will use this to find strength.
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Murray on Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:20 pm

It's the 1/8 finals, not the 1/16 finals. Whoever changed the name of this thread can't count
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Jaime on Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:21 pm

Murray wrote:It's the 1/8 finals, not the 1/16 finals. Whoever changed the name of this thread can't count

I changed it back.
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Fey on Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:31 pm

Looks like a set of friendlies tbh...
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Post by Super Progress on Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:40 pm

Best world cup my ass Erm 
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Kroos on Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:45 am

my god how lucky is france

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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Antarion on Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:05 am

why?

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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Super Progress on Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:22 am

France have to meet Nigeria in 1/8 but at least they will run into Germany in 1/4.

Argentina will meet Switzerland and then possibly Feyhype(or USA)

Holland will meet Mexico and then Ivory Coast or Costa Rica

Hoping for Brazil vs Uruguay and France vs Germany

To put this into perspective we have 12 games in the 1/8+1/4 and only 2 of these games will be between big powers and one of those is only a big game because of the history(Brazil vs Uruguay)

This World Cup has had some surprises but at a very high cost. This is almost as bad as WC 2002

If all goes well we will get Brazil vs France/Germany and Argentina vs Holland
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Post by Axeslammer on Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:32 am

Super Progress wrote: only 2 of these games will be between big powers

You're an idiot and you are also to personification of what's wrong with football/the world today Ale

The "big powers" have been crap and are not delivering : good riddence says I, you on the other hand still want to see them just because they're on some (fairly random) list.

This is exactly the kind of thinking that ruined the UEFA Cup for national champions Sad
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by Super Progress on Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:36 am

Axeslammer wrote:
Super Progress wrote: only 2 of these games will be between big powers

You're an idiot and you are also to personification of what's wrong with football/the world today Ale

The "big powers" have been crap and are not delivering : good riddence says I, you on the other hand still want to see them just because they're on some (fairly random) list.

This is exactly the kind of thinking that ruined the UEFA Cup for national champions Sad
Of course I prefer watching big teams. I would gladly take England and Italy instead of Costa Rica and Uruguay(don't mind Uruguay though) and I would much rather have seen Spain the last 16 than Chile because they deserved to meet Brazil and go out in honor. Plus, after the group stages it is a different ball game.

Thankfully we still have the exclusive Champions League where minnows are still kept out
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Re: 2014 World Cup - 1/8 Finals

Post by BoBo Vieri 32 on Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:14 pm

Super Progress wrote:
Axeslammer wrote:
Super Progress wrote: only 2 of these games will be between big powers

You're an idiot and you are also to personification of what's wrong with football/the world today Ale

The "big powers" have been crap and are not delivering : good riddence says I, you on the other hand still want to see them just because they're on some (fairly random) list.

This is exactly the kind of thinking that ruined the UEFA Cup for national champions Sad
Of course I prefer watching big teams. I would gladly take England and Italy instead of Costa Rica and Uruguay(don't mind Uruguay though) and I would much rather have seen Spain the last 16 than Chile because they deserved to meet Brazil and go out in honor. Plus, after the group stages it is a different ball game.

Thankfully we still have the exclusive Champions League where minnows are still kept out

 <Ale> 

We don't want shite world cups like 2002 with quarter finals like senegal vs turkey. That's why 2006 and 98 were so good - because the big teams made it to the latter stages.

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Post by Axeslammer on Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:27 pm

BoBo Vieri 32 wrote:That's why 2006 and 98 were so good - because the big teams made it to the latter stages.


2006 was an utter crap tournament

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